Tag Archives: Safety Gear

Brilliant Shock Absorbing Road Barrier Aims To Reduce Road Fatality

Road barriers serve to prevent vehicles from crossing to opposing road, going off-road, or worst, leaping off a cliff, and road barriers has, so far, prove its worthiness but not without fatalities. You see, today’s road barriers are made of metal and while metal is strong, its quality is also a potential death trap. How so? As Newton’s third law states, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, and therefore, if a vehicle is hurdling towards a solid road barriers at speed, the vehicle assumes the full impact of the reaction force which could be fatal to the occupants. Continue reading Brilliant Shock Absorbing Road Barrier Aims To Reduce Road Fatality

Concept LEGO Minifig’s Hair-inspired Bicycle Helmet Is As Crazy As It Is Cool

Aesthetic is almost like an afterthought in bicycle helmets. Which is not wrong. They had to be functional. Not that bicycle helmets are ugly, but they do look pretty boring. You know. It is like, hey look, a bicycle helmet and you moved on. This is one safety gear that you can’t change much in terms of appearance. The most you can do is to make it more streamlined, make it smarter, probably throw in some lights, or maybe make it collapsible for easy carry and storage. That’s that. However, we heard England-based bike and bike accessories seller, Ribble Cycle, came up with an entirely different and somewhat crazy approach. Continue reading Concept LEGO Minifig’s Hair-inspired Bicycle Helmet Is As Crazy As It Is Cool

Folks, This Is The Future Of Full Face Respirator For Painters And Vanishers

Traditional full face respirator used by professional vanishers and painters has never changed much since its invention and while it seems mankind is fine by that, Berlin-based industrial designer Carlos Schreib begs to differ. In fact, he did not just feel today’s full face respirator isn’t right; he went all out to prove it by interviewing the people who uses them and concluded no one who needs to use the respirator likes wearing a gas mask. Unlike the apocalyptic-looking gas mask that has a cartridge at around the mouth position, Carlos full face respirator, called Espire, separates the intake and outlet, and instead of a narrow visor that makes a respirator looks rather sinister, it has a clear polycarbonate visor that spans across the entire face of the wearer. Continue reading Folks, This Is The Future Of Full Face Respirator For Painters And Vanishers

Dust Mask Becomes Cool With Realtree Xtra Camo Nuisance Dust Mask

If you work in an environment that exposes you to dust, pollen, animal dander, or grass, then you need to wear a dust mask for the sake of one’s health and there’s an abundance of dust masks in the market, but should you settle for a plain white mask? Well, unless you are in Japan or Taiwan where functional masks are offered with a variety of graphics on them, you are pretty much out of options other than donning a plain white mask. But, seriously, you don’t have to. In a what seems like a vanity move, ProGear, a line of surgical masks and respirators of Prestige Ameritech, has released a new dust mask with Realtree signature camo pattern print. Continue reading Dust Mask Becomes Cool With Realtree Xtra Camo Nuisance Dust Mask

Scaffold Alert Warns Of Imminent Danger Through Siren And Light

Working at height poses a major and often catastrophic risk of falling and while the invention of aluminum scaffold has since minimized this risk, it is not foolproof as far as potentially deadly fall is concerned. As it turns out, the scaffold itself could be a risk itself due a variety of factors, including improper setup, overloading and sudden gust of winds. But what if, workers could be warned of impending dangers brought about by the aforementioned factors? Well, such is what Scaffold Alert is designed to do. The Scaffold Alert is a beacon of sort that attaches to the scaffold’s vertical pipes and safeguard scaffold users through a two-step approach. Continue reading Scaffold Alert Warns Of Imminent Danger Through Siren And Light

You Won’t Believe These Are Actually Motorcycle Helmets

Motorcyclists yearning to unleash the feline side of themselves can certainly look to Neko Motorcycle Helmets. Created by Russian Nitrinos motostudio, these full-face helmets look like any regular full-face helmets, but with a pair of feline-inspired ears atop. Dubbed Neko Motorcycle Helmets, the addition of the fiberglass cat ears make the helmet looks very cat-ish, however, if ears just aren’t enough to satisfy the feline you, you can opt for one with full-on custom paint job that turns the entire helmet to look like an actual cat or cheetah head. Continue reading You Won’t Believe These Are Actually Motorcycle Helmets

Will This Awesome Boba Fett-Inspired Tactical Armor Ever Be Made?

What you see here is not an Earthly iteration of the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett cosplay getup. Dubbed the GalacTac Project, this made-for-airsoft battle ‘armor’ suit is designed Ryan B. Flowers for AR5000 Armor with involvement by several other “industry leaders,” including Heckler & Koch, TEA Headsets, Sog Knives & Tools, Armasight, SureFire, Wilcox Industries Corp, and Team Wendy. The suit (we call it suit, cos’ it sure looks like one) includes the now iconic Boba Fett helmet complete with the requisite T-shaped visor, along with chest and shoulder armor, and wrist gauntlets that note, does not spew fire. Continue reading Will This Awesome Boba Fett-Inspired Tactical Armor Ever Be Made?

This Backpack Wants To Help You To Escape A Burning High-rise

We would imagine getting trap in a burning high-rise building is as helpless as getting trap in a failing aircraft. While commercial entities are exploring ways to save souls in the sky, an Israeli company has developed a rescue device that could help those who are trapped in burning tall buildings where no safer exit is available and it is calling it SkySaver. At a glance, one may mistaken SkySaver for a parachute system, but of course, it is not. Though it is worn much in the same way as a parachute with similar securing points, this backpack actually contains a mechanism that will safely lower the wearer to the ground floor during an emergency. The system requires a certified company to install an anchor point above a chosen exit, such as a window. Continue reading This Backpack Wants To Help You To Escape A Burning High-rise

Vozz Helmets’ RS 1.0 Splits Open To Fit Your Head, Says Goodbye To Chinstrap

Motorcycle helmets have for decades, saved lives from ending in a snap and while designed have changed over the years to provide even more protection, how it is worn remains the same. Donning a motorcycle helmet is the same pull on-pull off method and sometimes, a chinstrap to secure in place. And probably it is for good reasons as one-piece design ensure integrity that would hold up in a crash, but an Australia company, Vozz Helmets, begs to differ. It wants shake up to motorcycle helmet industry by changing how we wear a helmet. Continue reading Vozz Helmets’ RS 1.0 Splits Open To Fit Your Head, Says Goodbye To Chinstrap

Speakers-equipped Running Vest Lets You Run And Listen To Music Without Cutting Out Environment Noises

Running while listening to your favorite tunes can boost your performance, but not without its danger. Danger like being cut off from the all-important environment noises such as approaching automobile. Damson solves this by introducing bone conduction headphones by introducing sound directly to your skull so your ears can remain open to hear other ambient noises, but Oregon-based Roadnoise has another way: putting speakers on your shoulder, and it is calling it the Roadnoise Vest. Roadnoise Vest is no ordinary running vest. Continue reading Speakers-equipped Running Vest Lets You Run And Listen To Music Without Cutting Out Environment Noises